Thesis Statement For Christian Education

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The Need for Christian Education Specialist I. Thesis Statement II. Problem Addressed Many churches grow in various ministries. As these churches grow, the need for educational activities increase and they expand beyond what one minister could handle adequately. Pastors and churches often look for help within the Christian educational ministries and often the task is given toward the Sunday School superintendent. Trying to provide help to the growing educational program, they tend to hire Sunday School superintendents to work in the administrative area and in outreach activities. These persons lack training in the educational pedagogy but they are definitely III. Biblical Background In order to understand the relationship of a Christian…show more content…
In the twentieth century, up to recent times, it may be fair to say that is theological schools the major emphasis has been on careful biblical study, together with systematic theology. Nothing could be more important or basic to preparation for ministry than developing skill and competency in the areas of the word and faith. When it came to ministry in its practical expression, apart from the importance attached to preaching, the main emphasis was related to nurture and pastoral caring. In the 1920s through 1940s Christian Education assumed a major role in ministry. Organizations and programs were developed for the Sunday church school, for midweek education of children, youth and adults. For one denomination the purpose of Christian education was “that persons at every stage of their developing lives might be led to know, love, and serve God as revealed in Jesus Christ, and express their faith within fellowship of the church through worship, study and service.” During this time persons with specialized training and skills gave invaluable leadership as field secretaries, directors of Christian education, and Christian education associates in the local…show more content…
For instance, Sunday schools stresses evangelism among children of the community, and youth retreats stresses evangelism among friends or schoolmates. Evangelism normally feeds the education programs of the church. Without evangelism, the church slowly dies. Using a manufacturing model, evangelism provides the raw material that Christian education uses in developing disciples. The last four specialties reflect more unusual combinations and often require special training, gifts, or experiences. Combining music with Christian education obviously requires at least some aptitude or skill in music. CESs who develop this area along with educational training offer an extremely desirable package for a church. Music is one of the most pastors and CESs receive absolutely no training in go this God-ordained medium of communication. Slowly, churches have learned that vocational leadership can raise the sensitivity of the church to missions more effectively than lay leadership. The attitude of a church rarely changes with a single annual emphasis. Churches need continued high profiles for missions and missionaries, and a CE focused on missions can give the amount of time necessary to organize, publicize, and promote mission projects and giving throughout the year. With this educational duty, the CES can plan for the church to stay
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